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in many passive positioning references logged with their own coordinates during the laying operation which will remain accessible throughout the life of the field. These markers would be used as navigation support for subsea drones equipped with Forssea cameras and iXblue’s inertial navigation systems that relay the pipelines’ locations to the operators, thus removing the need for acoustic positioning systems and costly mother vessels. Per the project participants, the markers are long-term resistant to marine growth and erosion, thus they will remain visible to divers and

 SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessel Model - Credit: Australian Navy

iXblue Tech for Oz Navy's New Offshore Patrol Vessels

French tech company iXblue will deliver inertial navigation systems and gyrocompasses for new Royal Australian Navy’s SEA1180 Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV). Based on Fiber-Optic Gyroscope technology, iXblue’s inertial navigation systems will provide the 12 new Arafura Class vessels with highly accurate and reliable navigation capabilities in all environments, including within GNSS-denied operational areas, iXblue said.David Cunningham, commercial director at iXblue: "We would like to thank the Royal Australian Navy and our Defence industry partners for their trust in our navigation

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Robotics Community Gains Access to Xsens IMUs

our customers in the research community, we can help them develop innovative designs at a lower cost and with enhanced functionality.’The MTi-series of IMUs is a broad portfolio of products including IMUs, Vertical Reference Units (VRUs), Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) and Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) with or without satellite positioning data.The Xsens IMUs are particularly well suited to systems based on Clearpath Robotics development platforms: the IMUs offer native support for the open-source Robot Operating System (ROS), while Clearpath Robotics is a recognized authority

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Greensea’s New Ship Hull Crawler Tech Launches with VideoRay Defender ROV

the U.S. Navy to develop a highly accurate navigation and autonomy solution for ship hull robots for the purposes of supporting autonomous proactive in-water cleaning. This program will utilize several of Greensea’s core navigation and autonomy technologies including their work with inertial navigation systems in ferrous environments and feature-based localization. The hull crawler technology will provide the delivery mechanism for the advanced software being developed in the Phase II program

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SBG Systems' INS Chosen for Shom Fleet

. They operate on shallow and deep water in France, Africa, the Indian Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea. Shom also uses a fleet based in New Caledonia composed of two boats, one speedboat and a buoy-laying Vessel used part of the time for hydrographic surveys.When it came to renewing the fleet of inertial navigation systems (INS), the Shom looked at INS complying with IHO standards for bathymetric surveys, with a focus on roll and heave that have the biggest impact on the multibeam echo sounder data compensation.After having conducted several tests in their official test zone where each element’s location

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SBG Systems Expands in Asia

SBG Systems has opened a new subsidiary in Singapore. Located in the center of the city, this new office brings sales and technical support to the Asian region.SBG Systems is a supplier of MEMS-based IMU and inertial navigation systems for land, air, and marine applications. The company has been working and developing its sales distribution channels in Asia for many years and has decided to bring sales and technical support closer to its clients and distributors by implanting a subsidiary in Singapore.

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POJL Upgrades to SBG Marine Navsight Solution

.  This modular solution can be supplied with a small ruggedized topside housing or rack mount depending on the boat setup.  The upgrade was done as part of a warranty extension package for both their SONAR and INS systems.”SBG’s Navsight Solutions are high-end MEMS-based Inertial Navigation Systems. They are robust, maintenance-free, highly accurate and cost-effective

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KVH Intros Digital Crew Welfare Solution

KVH Industries, a provider of mobile connectivity and inertial navigation systems, has introduced a new digital content service called KVH Link to help shipowners, operators and managers provide rest-time entertainment for seafarers and increase onboard productivity.KVH Link provides timely and popular news, sports, movies, TV, music, karaoke, podcasts, documentaries, trending social videos, in the most popular languages among seafarers.Building on KVH’s past experience providing content for crew well-being and its patented IP-MobileCastTM technology for content delivery, KVH Link provides

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MTR100: Teledyne Marine

;Collectively, Teledyne Marine’s offerings allow customers and manufacturers the convenience, cost-savings, and interoperability of securing a full suite of leading-edge technology, all from a single entity.Teledyne Marine’s ROV payload options include:  • RDI DVLs and TSS Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) for precision subsea navigation and station keeping;• BlueView imaging sonars and RESON multibeam sonars for inspection and mapping;• Bowtech cameras and lights for clear underwater vision and high-res video and images;• Benthos acoustic modems for communications and

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